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December 2012
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Running Man - Episode 40

Location: Petite France, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Guests: Nichkhun and Taecyeon

Teams:

Yoo Mae’s Orchestra/Churros Band- Yoo Jae Suk, Haha, Ji Suk Jin, Song Joong Ki, and Taecyeon

Kook Mae’s Orchestra/Virus Band- Kim Jong Kook, Gary, Song Ji Hyo, Lee Gwang Soo, and Nichkhun

First Mission: Find and wear eight Little Prince costumes while escaping the guests. The Running Man members must locate the eight hidden Little Prince coats. Once they have done this they must take a group picture wearing all of the coats. At the same time the guests must tear off the name tags that the Running Man members are wearing to eliminate them while wearing bells on their shoes. The first team to complete their mission will win.

  • Song Joong Ki finds the first coat.
  • Taecyeon removes Haha’s name tag.
  • Nichkhun removes Ji Suk Jin’s name tag.
  • Song Joong Ki finds the second coat.
  • Taecyeon removes Song Joong Ki’s name tag.
  • Song Ji Hyo finds the third coat.
  • Nichkhun agrees to three rounds of Rock, Paper, Scissors with Kim Jong Kook. If Kim Jong Kook wins he is allowed to escape. If Nichkhun wins he is allowed to remove Kim Jong Kook’s name tag.
  • Nichkhun wins the first round.
  • Kim Jong Kook wins the second round.
  • Kim Jong Kook wins the third round, allowing him to escape.
  • Nichkhun agrees to one round of Rock, Paper, Scissors with Lee Gwang Soo. If Lee Gwang Soo wins he is allowed a two second head start to escape. If Nichkhun wins he is allowed to remove Lee Gwang Soo’s name tag.
  • Nichkhun wins, removing Lee Gwang Soo’s name tag.
  • Lee Gwang Soo then finds his discarded name tag on the ground. He places his name tag back on his shirt and revives himself.
  • Taecyeon removes Yoo Jae Suk’s name tag.
  • Taecyeon removes Lee Gwang Soo’s name tag.
  • Gary is eliminated, although it is not clear who removes his name tag.
  • Song Ji Hyo finds the fourth coat.
  • Kim Jong Kook is eliminated, although it is not clear who removes his name tag.
  • Song Ji Hyo finds the fifth coat.
  • Song Ji Hyo finds the sixth coat.
  • Song Ji Hyo finds the seventh coat.
  • Song Ji Hyo is eliminated, although it is not clear who removes her name tag.
  • Nichkhun and Taecyeon win.
  • Kim Jong Kook wears his Kookie~ ♥^^ name tag.
  • Haha is referred to as Haroro.
  • Kim Jong Kook is referred to as the Commander.
  • Ji Suk Jin is referred to as Big Nose Hyung.
  • Song Ji Hyo is referred to as Blank Ji Hyo and Ace Ji Hyo.
  • Yoo Jae Suk is referred to as Yooruce Willis.
  • The caption “Life Reduced by 10 years” is shown.
Second Mission: Running Man Virus. The Running Man members are split into two teams and each team must chose one song to perform. Because they are performing and need more people to have a full performance each member is allowed to choose one staff member to join their team. They are given time to practice and then must perform their song in front of three judges; Won Yoo Wook (a team leader at Petite France), Oh Min Shik (Running Man’s sound director), and Yeong Joon (Running Man’s music director). The team that gets the most votes from the judges wins. The losing team faces punishment.
  • Yoo Mae’s Orchestra chooses to perform “Aux Champs Elysees”.
  • Kook Mae’s Orchestra chooses to perform “Young Ladies”.
  • Kim Jong Kook chooses Yoo Jae Suk’s VJ Kwon Ryeol for his team.
  • Ji Suk Jin chooses VJ Yoo Seok for his team.
  • Haha chooses his coordi Seon Ah for his team.
  • Song Joong Ki chooses writer Eun Jin for his team.
  • Taecyeon chooses security member Seung Yong for his team.
  • Nichkhun chooses Kim Jong Kook’s manager Kap Jin for his team.
  • Yoo Jae Suk chooses maknae PD Dong Wan for his team.
  • Song Ji Hyo chooses manager Gyeong Ho for her team.
  • Also on Yoo Mae’s team are PD Jang Ji Woong and security member Choi Yoon Seong.
  • The judges vote two to one in favor of Kook Mae’s team.
  • Lee Gwang Soo is referred to as Framer Gwang Soo.
  • Yoo Seok and Seon Ah are referred to as the Staff Monday Couple.
  • Song Ji Hyo and Gary are referred to as the Monday Couple.
  • Gary is referred to as the Monday Boyfriend.
  • The members parody the drama Beethoven Virus.
Since Yoo Mae’s team lost, everyone on his team must face punishment (besides Taecyeon who is exempt from winning the first mission). As punishment the team members are dropped off on the side of the highway and must perform while standing in a conga line behind Yoo Jae Suk until morning. 
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